Bellemore

4.7
812 reviews
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Chef Jimmy Papadopoulos brings bright, bold, and beautiful flavors to the West Loop. Voted #1 in Robb Report’s 2018 Best of the Best: 10 Best New Restaurants in the Country
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Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just excellent in every way possible.

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JL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had to come back for the oyster pie I failed to order the first time I dined. Glad I did...Delicious as was everything else. Service could have been a bit more prompt, but overall great food, service and atmosphere.

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Miami
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Initial service was slow. Food was ok. Waiter was very good!! Overall ok.

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m
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing
The menu, the service, great restaurant

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DM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding and the cocktails were amazing.

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PL
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lovely setting and delicious food, we enjoyed the ambitious menu and how varied and interesting all our dishes were- at our table we tried many different plates, in every course, and it was quite a tasty, satisfying dining adventure!

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NG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience at the Bellemore was one of the best in my life. The food transported me, the care the server exhibited was exceptional. The sunchokes were outstanding and I felt transported eating them because it felt as if I could taste the care that someone took to make the dish so perfectly, their creativity and their diligence. We also loved the chicken, and the desert. Everything else was excellent as well, but I don't think I will ever forget the sunchokes.

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RR
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

Lack of service begins with inattentive hostesses. They did not seem as if they wanted to be working. Bad and lackadaisical attitude. Service is horrendous not because of the waiter, but inadequate staffing. Points to bad management. Save the chef who prepares unique food.

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c
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun, energetic ambiance but not too noisy. Great service. Food was delicious. The sun choke appetizer was one of the most delicious things I’ve ever eaten! All in all, a great experience.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service, creative and original dishes. I’ll be surprised if this spot doesn’t own a Michelin Star in the coming years.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal we’ve had. So good!

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JC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My first visit to Bellemore and I will definitely return. We had the 6-course tasting menu, and each course was exquisitely presented, perfectly prepared, and so delicious! The meal started with an amazing
amuse bouche. The delicate flavors of courses such as the peekytoe crab were balanced perfectly with seasoning and other complimentary flavors. Our server Fernando was charming, knew the menu inside and out, and was attentive to the perfect degree. We were celebrating a birthday, and restaurant greeted my guest with "happy birthday" at the hostess stand and presented him with a little surprise once we were seated as well as a piece of wonderful flourless chocolate and ice cream cake at the end of the meal.

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DJ
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The place continues to impress me! Food, folks and fun!

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Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Looking forward to coming back.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Set menu is wayy overpriced for too little food, left feeling hungry.

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MS
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 5ambience 3

Bellmore Ambiance and food are very good but it is excessively expensive. We paid 170 USD for 2 entrances, 2 main dishes, 1 dessert and 2 expressos (no alcoholic drinks).

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M
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb from start to finish! Service was flawless and the food was incredible.

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M
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at Bellemore is superb. The service combines wonderful hospitality and deep knowledge of everything that's presented. The ambiance of the entire restaurant is welcoming and immersive.

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DS
London
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Mother's Day pre-set menu so curious to see how the food would fare better if ordered from standard menu.

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KL
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great meal. 3 course Mother’s day special. Very well done. Portions a little on the smaller side but extremely well prepared and delicious.

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j
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Cocktails on point and the service wonderful

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TK
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our sixth time at Bellemore. Consistently excellent food, spot on service, a great and creative bar and, a real rarity in Chicago, a dining room with a low enough noise level everyone can hear each other. Don’t change a thing (other than seasonal updates to the menu of course!).

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LB
London
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

really ticks all the boxes. great food in a very cool environment. Great service, knowledgeable and friendly. loved it!

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DT
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bellemore was perfect in many ways. It was clearly upscale, yet it had a comfort level more akin to a typically more casual place. Beautiful and interesting interior decoration, great bar, GREAT bartenders, and our server Michael was top notch. Extremely knowledgeable regarding the menu, knowing the fine details and giving evaluations and opinions on everything from menu choices to the differences in wine and beer choices. Venison tartare was the best we’ve ever had and the foie gras app was SO good. You’ll love this restaurant.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

this was the most lovely experience!! came here for graduation and they made it so special and the service was unmatched! they did several special things to make the meal extra special which we appreciated so much! food, service, and ambience were all amazing! 100/10 recommend

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, creative food choices. Outstanding service.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been to Bellemore many times and this was another incredible experience. Bellemore offers all the details of “fine dining” but allows for a non-pretentious feeling when dining. It has provided options for both a la carte ordering (quick but thoughtful) and tasting menu style without being needlessly long; truly a Goldilocks. Lisa and Jamel are great hospitalians and both sides of the restaurant are well groomed to exceed your expectations. Wine list is comprehensive yet not 1,000pgs / bar program has all the favorites plus some / decor is about as impressive as it comes. In the end, it’s worth every nickel. Enjoy!

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Z
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Strange set up - very rich food generally
Portions were too large for the richness of the food.
Suggest they speed up service / use smaller bites for rich items and leave more room for mains

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DS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Generally the place is pretty, comfortable, with a reasonable noise level.
Flavor of the food pops. However the portions at times are ridiculously tiny.
Even if you’re ordering Ala Carte it seems that you’re getting a tasting size portion.
3 small nuggets of sweetbreads, maybe 1.5 oz.
Fold a dollar bill in quarters, that’s the size of the dry aged strip steak.
That also turned out to be an exception with no flavor and was unchewable.
Yes I would go back order carefully.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an amazing anniversary! Thank you to the whole staff who made it such an unforgettable experience! Would recommend to anyone!

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a very nice birthday dinner here. Everything is tasty and awesome. So sweet they gave me a signed birthday card! Thank you Bellemore. Will visit again.

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Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely spectacular! Every aspect well executed

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CJ
Chicago
70 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Where is the 10 star rating? The experience far exceeded (far far far exceeded) my expectations. It was a night for my niece and the staff made her very so special. From the fancy mocktail they served her when we first sat down, through the food and desserts, I could not have asked for more.

Additionally, my aunt does not like to experiment with food so was not going to join, but Bellemore provided her with an option and was making adjustments to ensure she would enjoy what she was served (which she did). I was blown away by their patience and kindness.

We started with 4 items from the first/second course section. The oyster pie is worth the $50 splurge. O-M-G! We got 1 for 3 of us to have a bite (my aunt did not want to try). I do not like caviar, but the flavors, notes... it was a symphony. We also had the snails (wow), something with squid ink, and a noodle dish that was so good. The dishes were the perfect size so we had plenty of room for entree and dessert.

For entrees, I had the arctic char. Perfection is not the word. No one flavor overpowered another. It just melted on my tongue. My niece had the 40 day aged steak. I wanted to eat her plate as well. My husband had something with squid/octopus legs. He licked his plate. I passed on trying it. My aunt, who is so picky, practically licked her plate.

For dessert, we choose 2 and then the staff surprised my niece with a 3rd dessert. No idea which was our favorite. Then, the glass box with additional cookies showed up.

Words cannot express my appreciation to Bellemore for helping us make my niece feel so special.

As an aside, be prepared for a 3 hour experience. The pace is ideal and relaxed, but not slow. And it is an experience of flavors.

The price was a bit on the high side for me, but worth every penny. I may not be able to splurge like this often, but we will be back. Worth the 90+ minute drive to get there.

STRONGLY RECOMMEND you go to Bellemore. You will love it!

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JS
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. We decided on the tasting menu, and everything was executed perfectly. Service was fantastic. Can’t wait to come back and try the a la carte menu.

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AA
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Simple lunch menu makes it easy to choose.

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P
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food at Bellemore was exquisite. The menu was varied and full of delightful surprises. The wine list was extremely pricey. It was virtually impossible to find a bottle for less than $75. The meal too was exceptionally pricey. If it hadn't been so extremely good and interesting I would have been inclined to be more critical. That said, I would return and suggest that friends try it.

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Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Myself and my family of 4 had a great experience at Bellemore. We each ordered off the 6 plate menu and it did Not disappoint. The food was amazing and we had excellent service. Would go again in the future.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant. Food was delivered extremely slow and most meals were wrong or random and not tasty.

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C
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Gourmet food, nicely plated and presented. Easy tasting menu for adventurous diners. Not the place for picky eaters, vegetarians, or diet restrictions, since they don’t make accommodations and are meat-forward.

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